Christmas is a time for festivities, fun and gift giving and that can sometimes lead to being careless with our environment. Nicola has some tipis on how to enjoy Christmas without harm - keeping leftover food for quick meals, using recyclable wrapping paper and cards, and sustainable gifts. If you have more ideas let us know.
A big thank you to everyone who came to our AGM in October. We heard from some of our members about what they love about their involvement with Transition Cambridge. The appetite for new practical and hands on projects is strong, with suggestions for a new Community Garden north of the river, more repair cafes aimed at the elderly, and news of a project to create a contemplation garden in the city over the coming months.
Collaboration and dialogue with other organisational bodies such as the city council was also a strong theme, around issues that affect us all from the City Deal to moving towards a zero carbon city council. Watch this space for more news...
One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future.
The energy group is your place to find tips to save energy, get involved in awareness-raising across the area or help set-up renewable energy co-ops. Look out for upcoming events in the newsletter for your chance to get involved.
As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all.
However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations.
We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!
Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us